Ira Winkler, Former Chief Security Architect, Walmart
Ira Winkler, CISSP, is the former Chief Security Architect for Walmart and author of “You Can Stop Stupid” and “Security Awareness for Dummies.” He is considered one of the world’s most influential security professionals and has been named a “Modern Day James Bond” by the media. He has performed espionage simulations, where he physically and technically broke into some of the largest companies in the world to investigate crimes against them, and telling them how to cost effectively protect their information and computer infrastructure. He continues to perform these espionage simulations, as well as assisting organizations to develop cost-effective security programs. Ira also won the Hall of Fame award from the Information Systems Security Association, as well as several other prestigious industry awards. CSO Magazine named Ira a CSO Compass Award winner as The Awareness Crusader. Most recently, Ira was named 2021 Top Cybersecurity Leader by Security Magazine.